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Old December 8, 2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Favorite .357 magnum revolvers

This is just out of curiosity, but I am just wondering what some of peoples favorite revolvers are in .357 magnum.

Mine is my royal blue 6" colt python.
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Old December 8, 2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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Ruger Speed-Six and Security-Six Revolvers

My favorites are my Ruger Speed-Six 2 3/4" and Security-Six 4" .357 Magnum revolvers. All 4 of them fit me like gloves.
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Old December 8, 2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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My 3" S&W 65 (cop trade-in) is my favorite followed real close by my 4" Ruger Speed Six (great trigger).
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Old December 8, 2011, 03:42 PM   #4
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Freedom Arms '97. Best sixgun ever made. Most will out-shoot a Python.
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Old December 8, 2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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That would still be Raquel,,,

Raquel is a 4" Colt trooper Mk-III,,,

She was a ranchers everyday gun for 30 years,,,
So she shows a lot of honest finish wear,,,
Every time I take her out dancing,,,
She makes me smile.

I also have Brighid,,,
A 6" Smith & Wesson Model 686.

Brighid is a lovely girl who shoots like a dream,,,
But for some reason she's not my favorite,,,
I think it's because of her full lug barrel,,,
I like half-lug barrels a bit more.

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Old December 8, 2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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I would love to have a Colt Python 4" barrel in a deep blue.... but since I don't, I really like my Smith model 19......



And this one is REALLY fast becoming a favorite shooter of mine. One of the new Talo edition Ruger GP-100's. The 3 inch barrel makes for a sweet handling revolver and the sight set up makes her really fast to bring on target!

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Old December 8, 2011, 04:11 PM   #7
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This is just out of curiosity, but I am just wondering what some of peoples favorite revolvers are in .357 magnum.

Mine is my royal blue 6" colt python.
For what?
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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Dan Wesson with 6" barrel I bought back in 1974.
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:16 PM   #9
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Snakestrikeace:

How about a 1966 vintage six inch Smith & Wesson model 27. It's comfortable and it's accurate.

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Old December 8, 2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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I only have fired and own one but I love it. S&W 66-7, 4 inch.
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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S&W Model 19, Colt Trooper Mk III and the S&W N frames, are my favorites.

Probably the Model 19/66 is my all time favorite.

I've got two a 19-2 shipped in 1965 and a 4 screw 19 no dash shipped in 1959. I wish I could find a 1955 Combat Magnum with its black case, to go with my blue cased 1956 .44 Magnum.



S&W Model 19-2, shipped in 1965, with ivory magnas, the cartridges are handloaded 180 grain Nosler Partiton-HG.




S&W Model 19 no dash, shipped in 1959. I need to take a better pic of it, I took this one while I was still prepping and waxing it.. The pre-Lim surface cleaner still in the lettering makes them stand out though.
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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smith 686! i have one with 8 3/8 inch barrel and one with a 4 inch!!!!!!!!!!1 will be looking for one with a 6 inch here soon!
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:45 PM   #13
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My only .357, is my GP100 4" SS...yes I love it.
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Old December 8, 2011, 04:50 PM   #14
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I love my Python, but I have let it go into semi-retirement. Parts are becoming less common, as are Colt revolver gunsmiths
My new favorite: S&W 627 PC.

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Old December 8, 2011, 04:54 PM   #15
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S&W 66, 4 inch for me. The M19 would be a VERY close second. Nothing else handles quite like a 4 inch K-frame for me. Nate, those M19s are just beautiful!
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Old December 8, 2011, 05:23 PM   #16
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@ aarond

Raquel is sweet. Reminds me of my circa 70's 6" Trooper bought new, but alas, long gone and wishing I still had it. That Trooper was a darn good shooter.

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Old December 8, 2011, 05:30 PM   #17
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Hello Ed Jaws,,,

I'm not really a Colt fanatic,,,
In most cases I much prefer a S&W revolver,,,
I'm one of those rare people who doesn't much like the Python.

But for some reason this one just Colt tickles my fancy.
So much that I spent quite a bit of time finding one in .22 LR to match it.

I don't dance with Raquel very often,,,
But now that she's in my thoughts again,,,
I might take her when I go out this cold weekend.

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Old December 8, 2011, 05:37 PM   #18
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Mine is a Ruger 357 50th Anniversary tuned and refinished by Bowen Classic Arms. Best shooting gun I own.

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Old December 8, 2011, 05:38 PM   #19
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My favorite.357 revolver is probably my 6" Model 28-2.



It's got a lot of holster wear, but it's a steady, accurate, powerful friend. Carried lots, shot not as much, it does what it is supposed to do whenever I ask it to do it.
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Old December 8, 2011, 06:37 PM   #20
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I still have my S&W M28, nickel finish, 6" barrel. Shows some carry wear. This was my first on duty revolver. I shot a Rape Suspect with it in 1980.
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Old December 8, 2011, 06:45 PM   #21
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My dan wesson 15-2 with 2, 4 and 6 inch barrels Randy
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Old December 8, 2011, 07:07 PM   #22
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Hard to beat my S&W 686. Reliable, accurate, great trigger and fits me very well.
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Old December 8, 2011, 07:18 PM   #23
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S&W 66, 4 inch for me. The M19 would be a VERY close second. Nothing else handles quite like a 4 inch K-frame for me. Nate, those M19s are just beautiful!
Thanks.

I really like the Model 66 too, I carried one a lot in the eighties. I've been wanting a another one and I almost bought one earlier this year. It was a 66-1 and like new. The dealer had gotten it in an estate sale where he bought all the guns. He wanted a very good price for it, I should have bought it on the spot. I didn't and went to another store while I thought about it. When I came back an hour later it was already gone.
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Old December 8, 2011, 07:20 PM   #24
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My all time favorite-my 1968 Colt Trooper.
In no particular order, my 6" Stainless Security Six, my Dan Wessons, my S&Ws.
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Old December 8, 2011, 07:25 PM   #25
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686+, 4" barrel. Sweet!
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